In March, Pope Francis had announced that she would be elevated to sainthood after the Church recognised two miracles she was said to have carried out.

Kerala govt to send two ministers to Rome for attending Mother Teresas canonisationPTI / File photo
news Sainthood Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 08:20

CPI(M)-led LDF government will send two of its ministers to Rome to attend Mother Teresa’s canonisation ceremony on September 4, when she would be elevated to sainthood.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday that state Finance Minister T M Thomas Isaac and Water Resources Minister Mathew T Thomas would represent the state government in the much-awaited function.

"The government will send an official delegation to the canonisation ceremony of Mother Teresa. Ministers-Thomas Isaac and Mathew T Thomas will attend the function," he told a press meet.

The government is sending the delegation according to the request of Syro Malankara Church Major Archbishop Cardinal Mar Baselios Cleemis, the chief minister added.

Teresa was beatified by then Pope John Paul II in 2003.

In March, Pope Francis had announced that she would be elevated to sainthood after the Church recognised two miracles she was said to have carried out.

Mother Teresa died in 1997.

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